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Using the appropriate wound treatment in your animal patients can mean the difference between a quick recovery and prolonged healing marred with complications. Hypochlorous acid solutions are a recent and highly effective approach to wound care. There are dozens of different wound cleansers on the market that can help with reducing biofilm and cleansing wounds in order to facilitate optimal...
Honey has many beneficial effects that make it an ideal wound dressing. Its wide spectrum of antimicrobial activity and immunomodulatory effects on the wound healing process exceed many currently available dressings. Wound healing is a complex process. It involves inflammatory, debridement, repair, and maturation phases, which ultimately lead to a scar or restoration of the original tissue. Honey, the modified...
How new treatment options such as microbiome restoration therapies can help dogs and cats with E. coli flare-ups. Escherichia coli. It’s one of the most well-studied bacteria in the world that can be found in the digestive tracts of most animals. While most E. coli strains are harmless, some are pathogenic1, some are opportunistic pathogens2, and some provide a probiotic...
NOW ® Pets empowers people — and their dogs and cats — to lead healthier lives by offering high quality, affordable natural products. For many veterinary clients, “healthy” isn’t a trend — it’s a way of life. Health-conscious people are seeking organic foods, regularly seeing naturopaths, and replacing chemical cleaners with essential oils. These lifestyle choices are also extending to their dogs...
This article is a pre-publication preview of a recently-completed seminal study. The objective was to assess chew safety and efficacy, while progressing chew safety/efficacy science. As a trusted veterinarian, you advise clients on the healthiest dog diets, best treats, and safest chews. However, it can be extremely difficult to sift through available information to provide your clients with knowledgeable guidance....
Understanding the beneficial properties of essential oils reveals how they can be so helpful in veterinary emergencies. Plants use the essential oils they produce for their own biological safety. Essential oils are known to be antimicrobial, anti-histaminergic, and anti-inflammatory. They can serve as neurotransmitters, tissue hormones, enzymes, and cofactors for biological processes. They promote tissue healing by supplying negative ions,...
Legume-free pet food isn’t just trendy – it’s a health-conscious choice for many dogs and cats. Here’s why you should consider it when recommending a diet for your animal patients. From grain-free diets to those made with cricket protein, there’s no shortage of trends when it comes to pet food. But while some of these novel foods are popular for...
A look at how dietary sugars can negatively effect the dental and gut health of your patients. Since as early as 1912, research has shown that in dogs, excessive quantities of glucose within their diet, together with meat, can lead to a variety of negative health consequences. For example, increased calcium oxalate crystal formation in the kidneys that are microscopically...
The I-TEAR® TEST is an easy and efficient diagnostic tool that can be added to your protocol when treating keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) in your patients. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) or Dry Eye Disease is well documented in humans1; however, this disease can affect dogs and cats as well. KCS is a multifactorial disease of the ocular surface defined by inflammation of...
Why laser therapy, or photobiomodulation (PBM) needs to be an essential part of your veterinary treatment plans. Light as a restorative and protective therapy for the treatment of injury and disease in veterinary medicine has generated increasing interest over the last decade. This is due to numerous factors, especially the ability to apply this modality in a non-invasive way that...